Command Prompt in Windows® 7
Get to know more about role of command prompt in Windows 7 operating system
Windows 7 requires certain hardware requirements for its working and installation. The recommended system requirements are minimum1GHz processor, 16 GB hard disk space and 1GB RAM for the 32-bit OS installation. Microsoft has released the Windows 7 OS in several editions like Windows 7 Professional, Starter, Home Premium, Home Basic, Ultimate and Enterprises. The other specification of this home and business concerned OS includes enriched performance on multi-core processors, progressive touch and handwriting recognition, DirectAccess, kernel developments, amended boot performance, Heterogeneous Multi-adapter support and sustenance for virtual hard disks. Windows 7 is featured with a command prompt provision for detecting and repairing any system file errors which are caused due to virus and malware threats.
Following are the features of command prompt in Windows 7:
- Windows 7 Command Prompt
- Opening Command Prompt in Windows 7
- Role in Repairing Windows System Files
Windows 7 Command Prompt
A command prompt in Windows 7 is a non-graphical interface which facilitates the interaction between the user and operating system. The command prompt provision is used by entering the commands by typing their names followed by options and arguments. The latest computers are featured with a graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI allows you to instinctively access the programs and documents. However, the command prompt is still required for accessing some programs and commands.
Opening Command Prompt in Windows 7
The Command Prompt in Windows 7 provides about 180 command lines which can be used to automate processes, perform troubleshooting, and create batch files and diagnostic tasks. Windows 7 Command Prompt commands are not actually MS-DOS but comparatively similar to classic MS-DOS commands. To open the command prompt, click on the 'Start' menu, then 'All programs'. Select the command prompt from the 'Accessories' option. It could also be done by searching for the 'cmd' in 'Start' Menu search box.
Launch the command prompt either using the above method or by typing "Command prompt" in 'Start' menu search box and pressing 'Ctrl + Shift + Enter' simultaneously. Now right-click on 'Command Prompt' and choose 'Run' as administrator option. If you are faced with User Account Control box then click 'Yes' button. When the Command Prompt window appears, type "SFC /scannow" and press 'Enter'. This command scans and repairs reliability of protected system files.
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